physics

The Physics of Baseball (3rd Edition)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-...

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Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental Considerations

Posted: 21/12/2012

Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics. Hillel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, one of the true leaders in the field of environmental sciences. The ...

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The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet

Posted: 21/12/2012

Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translato...

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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

Posted: 21/12/2012

There are laws of nature, so why shouldn't there be laws of marketing? As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning—note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws o...

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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Posted: 21/12/2012

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller"Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times"An extraordinaril...

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Crimes And Mathdemeanors

Posted: 21/12/2012

This collection of short detective stories provides an exciting new challenge for young adults who have graduated beyond the ever-popular Encyclopedia Brown mysteries series and are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solve problems. The main character, Ravi,...

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There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings

Posted: 21/12/2012

An off-beat introduction to the workings of electricity for people who wish Richard Brautigan and Kurt Vonnegut had teamed up to explain inductance and capacitance to them. Despite its title, it's not wild ranting pseudo-science to be dismissed by those with brains. Rather, Amdahl maintai...

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How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness

Posted: 21/12/2012

Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can...

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Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)

Posted: 21/12/2012

The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging from history and science to pop culture, wordplay, and modern mythology, Heavy Duty ...

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The Measurement of Time: Time, Frequency and the Atomic Clock

Posted: 21/12/2012

This volume is a comprehensive introduction to the physics of time and time measurement, from an historical perspective to the modern day. It discusses the stability and accuracy of atomic frequency standards, covering different types of oscillators and atomic clocks, and their uses. The precisi...

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